The continuation of improving and upgrading facilities at Club Lithgow is set to continue thanks to a NSW Government grant of $192,613.
Member for Bathurst and NSW Deputy Premier Paul Toole announced the funding
for the installation of a new synthetic green during a bowls day at the popular local club earlier this month.
He was joined by Club Lithgow president Wayne Allen, CEO Karren Jamieson, members of the board of directors and bowlers, including the Year 10 regulars from Lithgow High School.
Mr Toole said the installation of a synthetic green will have several benefits for club members and visitors, including women and children.
“A synthetic green is safe for children and pets, drought resistant, provides water savings, saves on maintenance costs and doesn't need harsh chemicals for upkeep,” he said.
“As well, it can be used all year round for a range of other sporting activities, but most importantly of all, it’s cost effective and long lasting.”
Mr Toole said the funding follows on from a grant of almost $100,000 from the NSW Government which allowed Club Lithgow to construct an alfresco recreation and barbecue area.
“These improvements, opened in March this year, have been well received, benefitting the 150 regular bowlers and more than 4000 club members,” he said.